SyMedica Network Blog

Solving the “Pill Mill” Crisis

I never intended myself to be immersed in the “pill mill” controversy.  In somewhat of a paradox I am.

In the early ’70’s I was sure I’d have a career in law and politics.  That was abruptly changed when my best friend committed suicide after, unbeknownst to him, he became high on amphetamines and vodka mixed […]

By |June 12th, 2015|Pain Management|0 Comments

What Does It Take to Be a Caduceus Group Leader?

Please do not choose SyMedica Network as your Caduceus facilitation and education program if you want mediocrity.  Please don’t choose SyMedica Network if you have a punitive world view about our colleagues who have made serious mistakes and land in a three to five year participation agreement.

Choose us if you want people to be successful […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Caduceus Programs|0 Comments

How to Make Your Caduceus Program More Accessible to All

In 2007 I began treating licensed healthcare professionals who participated in their state’s practitioner health program.  I heard a common complaint, from nurses in particular,

“Bob, it takes me about a four hour commitment to attend a Caduceus group. Being single with two (or even one) children I struggle with paying for the group and a […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Caduceus Programs|0 Comments

Giving Impaired Professionals Back Their Lives!

How does a therapist convince a licensed healthcare professional to “come clean” in a group setting about diversion charges, substance abuse, alcoholism, disruptive and harmful emotional episodes?  You don’t.

As a therapist I just give that professional support, a caring attitude, and unparalleled confidentiality IN A GROUP SETTING.  Yes, in a group. SyMedica teaches our facilitators […]

By |March 2nd, 2015|Caduceus Programs|0 Comments